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Senator: Law on day care training needs penalties

...training required by "Kendra's Law," reports The Greenville News , according to its review of state Department of Social Services records.The law applies to the hundreds of unlicensed caretakers who are registered with the state to keep up to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-09-28/senator-law-day-care-tra
South Carolina social services agency placed girl with man who sexually assaulted her, lawsuit says

...couple is suing the state's social services agency, claiming that case workers...the time, the lawsuit says, social services workers "did not make any effort...In addition to DSS and local social services workers, the girl is also suing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-09-27/south-carolina-social-
Truett Cathy's impact reached beyond his business and touched people

...kids of all socio-economic stripes per summer, and his foundation is taking a huge burden off of our governments' social services.Truett Cathy lived a life of vision and purpose. He successfully built a business that people usually feel fortunate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-09-21/truett-cathys-im
Senators: DSS must quickly hire caseworkers

COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina's Department of Social Services must immediately hire more caseworkers to stem a child welfare crisis and not wait until legislators pass a budget next year, state...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-09-16/senators-dss-must-quickly-hire-case
SC governor candidate's call for DSS session called unrealistic

...candidate Tom Ervin has asked the Legislature to return to Columbia for a special session to take the Department of Social Services out from under Gov. Nikki Haley's control ? a request rejected Monday as unrealistic grandstanding 50 days before...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-09-15/sc-governor-candidates-call-dss-ses
Vermont's largest city reaches milestone in green-energy efforts

...Ed Truelove said.Utility officials in Burlington, a lakefront city known for its liberal politics and extensive social service network, first began discussing the goal in 2004.Neither Burlington nor Washington Electric claims that each...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-15/vermonts-largest-city-reac
Reforms show results, juvenile justice officials say

...would either prey on them or convert them. And the community setting permits coordination between other state child social services, like educators and social workers.For instance, over the past year Niles has asked every school with a campus...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-09-13/reforms-show-results-j
Memorial held for slain children

...under suicide watch. Lexington County authorities transferred him to a state prison for his safety.On Thursday, social services officials released a file detailing allegations of abuse and about a dozen visits to Jones' homes in the past three...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-12/memorial-held-slain-children
5 children were killed at home, sheriff says

...the family took a summer trip to Disney World and the beach, according to documents released by the Department of Social Services on Thurs day. Authorities never found anything serious enough to take the children away, but the documents show...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-11/5-children-were-killed-home-s
Across the region

...say the boy has undergone several extensive surgeries since the raid.In other newsOFFICIALS AT THE Depart ment of Social Services said Tuesday that the agency's steps to improve include working more closely with South Carolina law enforcement...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-09/across-region